Seven students made first time commitments to Jesus last night in our Wednesday evening service. If you have been following our journey you know that our integration of students with the adult service has taken a huge step of faith.

Here on PurposeHe has challenged us to move.
It has been awkward at times.
He has given us insight into our culture.
But it is hard to obey.
He has saved seven young people.
It is easy to praise our God.

From the Message Last Night
In 1993 the British Alternative band Radiohead released the song “Creep.” Although it did not immediately catch on in the UK, the song quickly rose up the international play charts. Fans from around the world clamored to buy the single and filled stadiums to hear Radiohead perform the song. Often times crowds would not allow the band to play anything but “Creep.”

The song had struck a common chord with all people. The meandering rhythm and melancholy melody resonated with a world struggling to find its reason for existence. While lead singer and songwriter Thom Yorke wrote the song about a drunken man who couldn’t impress the pretty girl at a party, the lyrics, “I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo…what the hell am I doing here” expressed the sentiments of a Western culture deeply confused and distressed over the meaning of life.

In the following interpretation of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Evergreen’s youth video team explores the themes of collective isolation, fear and meaninglessness. You will observe mouths speaking with the sound removed in order to express the feeling of insignificance often experienced by people today. You will also observe random images and sequences specifically designed to tune us into the frazzled frenzy we experience on a daily basis. Images of deep pits and still bodies attempt to communicate the lifelessness that our world feels.

Three times this song uses the phrase “what the hell.” We ask that you choose not to be offended. We cannot edit out their phraseology, but feel that the song itself lends to be a great illustration of our society’s need for a savior.

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